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Practicing Anthropology is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues featuring the work of anthropologists and others who live and work and/or come from locations outside of the United States. We are also interested in including work from Indigenous researchers and research partners. Please consider submitting your work on exciting projects, policy recommendations, critical analyses, and… Continue reading Seeking Submissions
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community was once described as “Our 4 Blocks of Hell” on the cover of the local newspaper. The DTES has remained an epicenter of demonization for almost a century. The public perception of this area focusses on how it has been home to some of the city’s most marginalized for generations:… Continue reading Have you read From Bean to Bar: Cultural Esteem and Healing through Chocolate By Dan Small, Shelley Bolton, Sarah Zwaryck, Danielle Turone, and Belrina Hanuse in our spring issue? Catch a glimpse of it here!
I arrived a couple of days ago from a forty-day expedition in Ivory Coast for CinemArena 2018, which was composed of twenty-six screenings and traveling over 3,000 miles around the country. We organized evenings with music, dance, debate, and movies as an awareness campaign about the dangers of illegally migrating to Europe by land or… Continue reading Do not miss Cinema du Desert—from Mongolia to Ivory Coast By João Meirinhos in our spring issue!
“Where is Practice in Practicing Anthropology?” was the theme of Practicing Anthropology’s Winter 2018 issue. Outgoing co-editors Shirley J. Fiske and Judith N. Freidenberg (2018) introduced this question with a brief history of practice as a term within United States anthropology and an overview of current understandings of practice as perceived by anthropologists working in… Continue reading Cooperative Extension and Practicing Anthropology: A Natural Fit By Jacqueline Comito and Brandy Case Haub
The conversation around climate change today is polarized. Rather than continuing the current “us vs. them argument,” art can help shift our mentality toward fixing what we know to be problematic. Attracting conservative support by leading with energy variety, technological innovation, and potential jobs is an attempt to cross the bridge and unite conservative, moderate,… Continue reading Take a Look at Potential Future: 2050 By Margaret White in the Current Issue of PA!
In this issue, you will find an eclectic collection of work, including first person creative reflections on practice and articles highlighting global research.
1.Te lalolagi e faigata, tatou ke toka ki Siona fou i luga. Au fia fano. Au e fia fano kite fakai gali fou. Ne fakatoka ne toku aliki mo tatou katoa. (This world is complicated, we have to get ready to go to Zion up there. I want to go, I want to go to… Continue reading Check Out the Work of Mariko Yoshida, An Author in the Upcoming Issue of Practicing Anthropology!
Key words: liminality, identity, positionality, reflexivity As of March 15, 2018, Syria entered into its eighth year of civil war. An estimate of 470,000 people were killed, including around 55,000 children (Barnard 2016). The war produced dire humanitarian situations as thousands of people were arrested, killed, tortured, injured, or displaced. One major disaster became known… Continue reading Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!
News this summer of immigration authorities heartlessly separating families, incarcerating asylum-seeking parents, and imprisoning children riveted the attention of people around the world and brought on the disapprobation of world leaders (Ward 2018), the United Nations human rights chief (Morello 2018), and Amnesty International (Sayers 2018). In response to public outrage, President Donald Trump issued… Continue reading An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!